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Senior Chinese official urges state-run publishers to resist vulgarity

09-01-2010 08:18 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official Tuesday urged state-run publishing houses to resist vulgarity.

Li Changchun, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a visit to the 17th Beijing International Book Fair.

Li Changchun (2nd L), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, visits the 17th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
Li Changchun (2nd L), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau 
of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, visits the 17th Beijing 
International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug. 31, 2010. (Xinhua/
Pang Xinglei)

Li also urged Chinese publishers to expand their share of the international publishing market.

Li said state-run publishing houses should reform their structures of ownership to increase their competitiveness and expand their international market share.

The official also encouraged Chinese publishers to create more publications.

He also urged them to resist vulgar and kitsch works both in print and in electronic media.

The book fair, co-sponsored by the General Administration of Press and Publication, the Information Office of the State Council and other government departments, has attracted nearly 2,000 publishing and distribution companies from more than 58 countries and regions.

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